Editor's note: This is the print edition of the story and does not reflect write-in votes that have since been counted. Please see updated results here.
The majority of the results are in from Tuesday’s elections, and voters have told local mayors they get to keep their jobs.
In Conway Springs, incumbent Mayor Daniel “Dee” Pettegrew won 90 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Lyn Meyers and Gary Burkhart were the winners in the four-person city council race.
In Argonia, Mayor Alan Brundage defeated current city council member Natalie Kollmeyer 62-38 percent. Kollmeyer keep her council seat; she’ll be up for election in spring 2015.
There were four people vying for two other city council seats in Argonia, and three of them were at the top of the race. As of Tuesday night, Scott Jones had 70 votes to 68 for Wayne Vineyard and 66 for Ron Kenney, making Jones and Vineyard the apparent winners. David Cole was well behind with 36 votes.
Results for all Sumner County races won’t be final until Monday. At this time, the results do not include any write-in or provisional ballots.
That means results close races – such as the Argonia City Council race – could change.
There was only one contested board of education race, and that was in USD 359 Argonia where Scott Greenwood garnered 83 percent of the vote to easily defeat Edward Dresser. Sarah Vineyard and Rick Nafziger were not challenged in the USD 359 race.
In USD 356 Conway Springs, Brad Farmer, Kerry Schneck and Curtis Winter all were unchallenged and won.
Write-ins will factor in the Milan, Mayfield and Viola city council races.
In Milan, June Williams was the only candidate on the ballot for five open council seats, and garnered 1 vote.
In Viola where three city council votes were open, Shane Beebe gathered 20 votes and Debra Devlin received 19 votes. There were 17 write-in votes. Sedgwick County’s vote canvass will be April 11.
In Mayfield, the council vote totals were Clinton Gulick 16, Steve Metzen 15, Jeff Mortimer 14 and William Cowels 12.
Viola Mayor Everett Donham, Milan Mayor Boyd Jones and Mayfield Larry Ford will be re-elected, pending any write-in surprises.